There are 5 ways to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica by bus, train, tram, car or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

Recommended option

Line 101 bus, bus, line 720 bus  •  4 h 45 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Highway 101 & K St to Oceanside Transit Center 101
  2. Take the bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
  3. Take the line 720 bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th 720

$17 - $40

Cheapest option

Line 101 bus, train, bus  •  4 h 48 min

  1. Take the line 101 bus from Highway 101 & K St to Oceanside Transit Center 101
  2. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
  3. Take the bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns R10 / ...

$15 - $65

3 alternative options

Train, tram  •  4 h 49 min

  1. Take the train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak Pacific Surfliner
  2. Take the tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station Metro Expo Line

$34 - $66

Drive  •  1 h 53 min

  1. Drive from Encinitas to Santa Monica 110 miles

$10 - $16

Train, fly, bus  •  4 h 16 min

  1. Take the train from Encinitas Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
  2. Fly from San Diego (SAN) to Los Angeles (LAX) SAN - LAX
  3. Take the bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs

$104 - $347

What companies run services between Encinitas, CA, USA and Santa Monica, CA, USA?

You can take a bus from Encinitas to Santa Monica via Oceanside Transit Center, Oceanside, Ca, Los Angeles, Ca, and 7th / Decatur in around 4 h 45 min.

Airlines
United Airlines
Website
united.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
57 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $650
American Airlines
Website
aa.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
1 h 3 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $600
Delta
Website
delta.com
Flights from San Diego to Los Angeles
Ave. Duration
58 min
When
Every day
Estimated price
$140 - $600
Train operators
Amtrak
Phone
+1 1-800-872-7245
Website
amtrak.com
Train from Oceanside Transportation Center Amtrak to Los Angeles Union Station Amtrak
Ave. Duration
2 h 1 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $60
Website
amtrak.com
Coach Seat
$28 - $45
Flexi Coach Seat
$50 - $75
Business Coach Seat
$40 - $60
Room
$150 - $220
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Tram from 7th Street / Metro Center Station - Metro Blue & Expo Lines to Downtown Santa Monica Station
Ave. Duration
47 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
metro.net
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Train from Encinitas Station to San Diego - Santa Fe Depot
Ave. Duration
46 min
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Bus operators
North County Transit
Website
gonctd.com
Bus from Highway 101 & K St to Oceanside Transit Center
Ave. Duration
54 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$2
Schedules at
gonctd.com
Greyhound USA
Phone
+1 214-849-8100
Email
ifsr@greyhound.com
Website
greyhound.com
Bus from Oceanside, Ca to Los Angeles, Ca
Ave. Duration
1 h 50 min
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$14 - $35
Website
greyhound.com
Economy
$14 - $22
Flexible
$25 - $35
Metro Los Angeles
Website
metro.net
Bus from 7th / Decatur to Wilshire / 14th
Ave. Duration
1 h 10 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Bus from Patsaouras Transit Plaza to Santa Monica / Lincoln
Ave. Duration
1 h 34 min
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
metro.net
Big Blue Bus
Website
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Alameda Sb & Los Angeles Ns to Santa Monica Wb & Lincoln Ns
Ave. Duration
1 h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$1 - $3
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com
Bus from Lax Transit Center Bay 12 to 4Th Nb & Colorado Fs
Ave. Duration
39 min
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$1 - $2
Schedules at
bigbluebus.com

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Questions & Answers

How far is it from Encinitas to Santa Monica?

The distance between Encinitas and Santa Monica is 156 km. The road distance is 176 km.

What is the cheapest way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica?

The cheapest way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica is to drive which costs $10 - $16 and takes 1 h 53 min.

What is the fastest way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica?

The quickest way to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica is to drive which takes 1 h 53 min and costs $10 - $16.

Is there a direct bus between Encinitas and Santa Monica?

No, there is no direct bus from Encinitas to Santa Monica. However, there are services departing from Highway 101 & K St and arriving at Wilshire / 14th via Oceanside, Ca and 7th / Decatur. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 4 h 45 min.

How long does it take to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica?

It takes approximately 4 h 45 min to get from Encinitas to Santa Monica, including transfers.